Richard Hughes: guilty of foul riding for elbow incident in Mumbai racePICTURE: Getty
Richard Hughes handed month ban for foul riding
RICHARD HUGHES was on Thursday suspended for a month by stewards in India for foul riding after he elbowed another jockey during a race at Mumbai on Sunday.
The ban means he will miss a total of nine racing days, including fancied rides in the Indian Derby and Oaks.
Hughes, a popular jockey with racegoers in Mumbaiwhere he is a regular over the winter, will start his ban on January 22.
Hughes told racingpost.com: "I was told on the grapevine that I would receive a a one-month ban and that's exactly what I've been given."
Richard Hannon's stable jockey, who said he was acting in self-defence during the 7f race, added that he had not decided whether to lodge an appeal though he had been advised to do so by the chairman of the stewarding panel.